Dems missing from Wis. Capitol ahead of union vote

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  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Feb. 18, 2011 6:39 a.m.

    Re: Pagan | 3:13 p.m. Feb. 17, 2011

    Obviously, Pagan, all Republicans wear black and can do no good while all Democrats are saints, wear white, and can do no bad.

    Any chance that you're just a tad biased?

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 17, 2011 3:13 p.m.

    'Having said that, if it is a willful absense to avoid a vote, they should simply count the votes in actual attendence.' - Conservative Veteran | 2:39 p.m. Feb. 17, 2011

    How is this any different from Republican action to stop ANY form of legislation before the 2010 midterms?

    'When Republicans were a Senate minority in 1991-1992, there were 59 cloture (filibuster) filings. When President Clinton took office, with Republicans remaining the minority in the Senate, that number shot up to 80 in 1993-1994.

    When Democrats reclaimed the Senate majority in the 2006 midterm elections, cloture filings shot up from 68 in 2005-2006 to a record 139 in 2007-2008.'

    'The Rise Of Cloture: How GOP Filibuster Threats Have Changed The Senate' - Ben Frumin and Jason Reif - Talking Points Memo - 01/27/10

    I agree, they should have voted, but everyone seems upset about this one state...

    whereas Republicans have tried, and succeded in stoping the entire country!

    Without a whisper from the very same crowd.

  • Conservative Veteran Layton, UT
    Feb. 17, 2011 2:39 p.m.

    If they couldn't attend due to a dissaster of some sort, I could agree they should postpone the vote until they could have a majority of elected officials with a vote to count.

    Having said that, if it is a willful absense to avoid a vote, they should simply count the votes in actual attendence.

    I sure hope we do not have a similar loophole in our state legislature. If we do, it should be corrected before a similar action were to happen here!

  • GaryW Hurricane, UT
    Feb. 17, 2011 1:53 p.m.

    "The story around the world is the rush to democracy," said Democratic Sen. Bob Jauch of Poplar. "The story in Wisconsin is the end of the democratic process."
    Isn't democracy; "the majority rules?" So how is this the end of democracy if the majority of the people want this?

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 17, 2011 12:58 p.m.

    Blacks have been voting democrat for 50 years and they still oppressed and broke" ~Charles Barkley

  • JDL Magna, UT
    Feb. 17, 2011 12:47 p.m.

    Reagan Fired the Air Traffic Controllers and The Democrats still fly.

    My guess is, if this bill passes, there will still be Wisconsin teachers still teaching and WDOT workers will still lean on their shovels.

  • We the People Sandy, UT
    Feb. 17, 2011 12:46 p.m.

    Go and do your duty. Vote. Either yes or no, but please go vote and perform your function.